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Gimme a Smile: Life lessons from Alaska

...skunk cabbage peeks up in the woods, it's spring and the bears will be waking up. Better check that back door.? Being...tasty honey with no bees required. ? Take it from the bears - a little extra body fat is not a bad thing for the long...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-05/gimme-smile-life-lessons-alaska
Neighbors
Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...been a part of the Alaska lexicon.The bears had been relocated after causing...officials were planning to euthanize the bears, but following public outcry and intervention from Gov. Bill Walker, the bears were instead captured and moved to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/alaska-editorial-relocating-bears-doesn
Local | Opinion
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed to doing everything within our control to give the bears a chance to survive while we await global action," she said during a teleconference Thursday.Greenhouse gas emissions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...in which greenhouse gas emissions stabilized, and the other in which they continued unabated.Under either scenario, the bears in the Alaska, Russia and Norway group - with an estimated population of about 8,500 - would start to be affected in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/polar-bears-could-feel-global-warmings-
State
Hope restricts tents after bears ravage campground

...Eavis told the Alaska Dispatch News.The bears ravaged an unattended tent with food...Eavis said.He couldn't confirm the bears were the same ones relocated from...in April that it planned to kill the bears that were rummaging for food in unsecured...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/hope-restricts-tents-after-bears-ravage
State
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

...the race? You know it. Spirit of Admiralty is a multi day/night race around the island Tlingits call "Fortress of the Bears." In addition to one of the world's highest density brown bear populations, Admiralty waters feed some of the densest...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/solstice-week-water-and-r2ak-updates
Art
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...extra precautions after a black bear sow and her four cubs tore up a campsite and killed a few chickens outside a home. The bears are believed to be the ones relocated from Anchorage at the request of Gov. Bill Walker after they started breaking into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Bear snags chickens from coop

...The agency decided on relocating the bears after the announcement sparked public outcry. The bears were released near the Chickaloon...public information officer, said the bears have been spotted as far west as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/bear-snags-chickens-coop
State
Agitated bear lingering with cubs near Dredge Lake

...their dog, which was tied up in the yard. They yelled and distracted the bear long enough to rescue their dog, and the bears went on their way after climbing some trees in the yard.Also Sunday, the four bears were spotted on Chelsea Court near...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/agitated-bear-lingering-cubs-near-dredg
Local
State baseball cheat sheet

...the fourth appearance at state for Kodiak since 2010. The Bears won the 2004 state championship under manager Rick Langfitt. The Bears have six seniors (and 4 JR, 2 SO, 3 FR)."This year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-04/state-baseball-cheat-sheet
Sports

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